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Jaimie Kinnear of Trilogy Saddle Company fits a saddle to her OTTB Jelly

Clubhouse Q&A: Saddle fitting an OTTB

The high, sometimes lopsided withers of an ex-racehorse occasionally pose a challenge to those wishing to correctly fit their OTTB with a perfectly balanced and comfortable saddle. Jaime Kinnear, a onetime exercise rider for Suffolk Downs in Boston, and current saddle fitter for the Trilogy Saddle Company, demystifies the obstacles and approaches to getting a nice, snug fit without impinging on the horse’s movement, or worse, making him sore. In this Clubhouse Q&A, Kinnear explains some of the basics of a good fit, some of the corrections, and best of all; she notes that balancing out a saddle need not […]